Surveying tree rows and windbreaks by line intersec sampling

Piermaria Corona, Pier Mario Chiarabaglio, Gherardo Chirici, Domenico Coaloa, Davide Travaglini


The survey of tree rows and windbreaks is of remarkable interest in the context of forest multiresources inventories. In such a perspective, this work reports the experimentation of an innovative survey procedure based on line intersect sampling designs on remotely sensed images. Under the examined conditions, designs based on a relatively high number of survey units characterized by a relatively limited length prove to be more precise and accurate than those based on a few longer survey units. Survey units configured as radial line clusters, displaced under a random design, can be generally suggested.


windbreaks; tree rows; forest inventories;

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